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J.J. Watt

DE

#99

Experience: 10 years

Height: 6-5

Age: 31

Weight: 288 lbs

College: Wisconsin

2020 SEASON

  • TCKLS
    25
  • SCK
    4
  • FF
    2
  • INT
    1

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WK OPP RESULT Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
12 @Lions W 41 - 25 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 19 19 19 1 0
11 Patriots W 27 - 20 2 2 0 0 3 0
10 @Browns L 7 - 10 5 3 2 0 0 0
9 @Jaguars W 27 - 25 2 2 0 1 0 1
3 @Steelers L 21 - 28 4 1 3 0 0 0
7 Packers L 20 - 35 5 4 1 0 0 0
2 Ravens L 16 - 33 2 2 0 2 1 0
6 @Titans L 36 - 42 4 4 0 1 1 1
1 @Chiefs L 20 - 34 4 3 1 0 0 0
5 Jaguars W 30 - 14 2 0 2 0 1 0 1
4 Vikings L 23 - 31 2 1 1 0 0 0

Career Stats

Defense Career

SEASON TEAM G GS Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
2011 Houston Texans 16 16 44 36 8 5.5 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2012 Houston Texans 16 16 80 68 12 20.5 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
2013 Houston Texans 16 16 80 65 15 10.5 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
2014 Houston Texans 16 16 69 50 19 20.5 1 10 1 80 80 80 1 4 5
2015 Houston Texans 16 16 72 53 19 17.5 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
2016 Houston Texans 3 3 8 1 7 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2017 Houston Texans 5 5 14 10 4 0 2 0
2018 Houston Texans 16 16 57 43 14 16 4 7
2019 Houston Texans 8 8 22 13 9 4 3 1 2
2020 Houston Texans 11 11 36 24 12 4 0 7 1 19 19 19 1 2 1
TOTAL 123 123 482 363 119 100 1 61 2 99 49.5 80 2 25 16

Biography

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Houston Texans with the 11th pick in the first round (11th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft...Signed a contract extension with the Texans on Sept. 2, 2014.

HONORS:

Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year (2017)

Sports Illustrated Person of the Year (2017)

Associated Press and PFWA NFL Defensive Player of the Year (3x – 2012, 2014-15)

Associated Press First-Team All-Pro (5x – 2012-15; 2018)

Pro Bowl selection (5x – 2012-15, 2018) and 2014 Pro Bowl Captain

NFL 101 AFC Defensive Player of the Year (3x – 2012, 2014-15)

Pro Football Weekly/PFWA Defensive Most Valuable Player (3x – 2012, 2014-15)

PFW First-Team All-Pro (4x – 2012-15)

AFC Defensive Player of the Week (7x – Week 2, 2012; Week 15, 2012; Week 4, 2014; Week 11, 2014; Week 11, 2015; Week 17, 2015; Week 12, 2018) - second-most all-time

AFC Defensive Player of the Month (6x – September, 2012; December, 2012; September, 2014; December, 2014; November, 2015; September, 2018)

USA Football All-Fundamentals Team (2012)

Houston Texans Rookie of the Year (2011)

Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie Team (2011)

USA Today All-Joe Team (2011)

NFL sack leader (2x – 2012, 2015)

Bert Bell Award winner (2014)

CAREER:

Has recorded 96.0 sacks, 15 fumble recoveries, 23 forced fumbles and 54 passes defensed in his career

Tops in franchise history with 96.0 sacks

Tied with Bruce Smith (96.0 sacks from 1985-93) for the third-most sacks through a player's first 112 career games in NFL history, trailing Reggie White (113.0 sacks from 1985-92) and DeMarcus Ware (99.5 sacks from 2005-11) 

Became the second-fastest NFL player to reach 80.0 career sacks, doing so in his 92nd career game. Hall of Fame DE Reggie White accomplished the feat in 70 career games

Passed Derrick Thomas (66.0) for the second-most career sacks in a player's first five seasons in NFL history

In his 75th career game, became the second-fastest player in NFL history to reach 70.0 sacks (Reggie White, 57 games)

Became the second-fastest player in NFL history to reach 75.0 career sacks, as he did so in his 82nd career game. Hall of Fame DE Reggie White accomplished the feat in his 65th career game

Leads the NFL with 265 quarterback hits and 158 tackles for loss and ranks tied for second in the NFL in sacks since entering the league in 2011

The only player in NFL history with 20-or-more sacks and 10-or-more passes defensed in the same season, which he accomplished twice (2012, 2014)

Recorded his fourth career 15.0-sack season (2012, 2014, 2015, 2018), which is the second-most in the NFL since 1982. Reggie White is the only other player to notch three 15.0-sack seasons in his first five years in the league

Has registered 25 career games with multiple sacks, which is the most in the NFL since 2011 and tied for second-most in NFL history through 112 career games

Has six games with 3.0-or-more sacks in his career

The first Texan with four seasons (2012-15) of 10.0-or-more sacks in his career (no other player in franchise history has three)

Owns the four highest single-season sack totals in team history (2012, 2014, 2015, 2018)

Posted 50-or-more quarterback hits in two straight seasons (2014-15)

Has blocked four kicks in his career, including a franchise-record two in 2013

One of two players to record 10.0 sacks and 10 passes defensed in two different seasons since 1991 (Jason Taylor)

Posted his fourth straight season (2012-15) with 40-or-more quarterback hits and reached 200 career quarterback hits. His 2012-15 seasons are currently the top four single-season quarterback hit totals since 2006

His 36.5 sacks through his first three seasons were the seventh-most in NFL history for a player through their first three seasons

Became first player in NFL history with 14 passes defensed and 14 sacks in the same season in 2012

His 36.5 combined sacks and passes defensed in 2012 were the most by a player since 1991, when passes defensed became an official statistic

Emerged on the national scene in the playoffs following the 2011 season with 3.5 sacks and an interception return for a touchdown in the postseason

Became the fastest defensive lineman to reach 50 career passes defensed in NFL history, doing so in his 100th game, passing Kevin Williams and Jason Taylor who each reached the milestone in their 123rd games

Became the first player in NFL history to record at least eight total tackles, 3.0 sacks, three tackles for loss, four quarterback hits and one forced fumble in three separate career games (Week 15 of 2012, Week 17 of 2015 and Week 3 of 2018). There has only been six occurrences in NFL history since tackles for loss became an official statistic where a player recorded at least eight total tackles, 3.0 sacks, three tackles for loss, four quarterback hits and one forced fumble in a game and Watt is responsible for three of them. DeMarcus Ware, James Harrison and Aaron Donald are the only other NFL players to accomplish the feat once

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